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Partnership will ‘transform’ electrical training

Mar 2018 Latest News, Legislation, Training | Comments Off on Partnership will ‘transform’ electrical training

NICEIC, ELECSA and JTL have formed a unique partnership that will ensure electrical contractors have the widest choice of training courses in the country for the upcoming 18th Edition changes.

JTL is the UK’s leading training and electrical apprenticeship provider. It supports more than 3000 companies and 6000 apprentices every year. NICEIC and ELECSA are the UK’s leading certification bodies with more than 36,000 registered contractors.

The publication of the 18th Edition on 1 July will lead to the need for more training support. Electrical contractors will be given a six-month transition period to get up to speed with the changes. From 1 January 2019, it will then be a requirement that all electrical installations designed after this date comply with BS 7671:2018, 18th Edition (2018).

“Helping more customers to gain confidence and understanding of the changes is the reason we have entered into this training partnership,” commented Certsure’s CEO Emma Clancy.

“It means we will be able to meet contractors’ training needs in more centres across England and Wales than ever before – saving contractors both time and money.”

JTL operates nine of its own centres and has access to more than 100 training locations throughout England and Wales, while NICEIC and ELECSA have access to 80% of the country’s electricians. NICEIC and ELECSA presently manage two dedicated electrical training centres in the UK and have access to another 10 centres.

The collaboration between the organisations means they will be able to provide the highest quality 18th Edition training at more locations and to more contractors than ever before.

Jon Graham, CEO at JTL, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with NICEIC and ELECSA on this exciting initiative, which is hugely important for our sector.

“It makes sense to combine the resources and expertise of both organisations.

“Together we bring a wealth of technical expertise, along with experience in delivering high quality and innovative training solutions to our customers.”

NICEIC, ELECSA and JTL are currently developing training programmes that will ensure electricians can benefit from the latest training delivery methods. This will include a mixture of classroom and online courses to suit all needs.

More information is available at www.18edition.com.